Texas schools that cut bureaucratic costs by sharing services—from accounting to transportation—would get grants worth 10 percent of their savings under a plan Gov. Rick Perry proposed Aug. 31, Reuters reports. Texas will have to slash spending in its next two-year budget, because its deficit is estimated at as high as $18 billion. The Republican governor said his proposal would increase how much money can be devoted to the classroom. Furthermore, "These shared services create the economies of scale that benefit larger districts, while maintaining the individual attention available in smaller districts," Perry said in a statement. The governor, who...
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